Former Pakistan wicket-keeper and now selector, Moin Khan admitted his visit to a casino days before the clash against West Indies, which has resulted in the board sending Khan home from the campaign.
The Pakistan Cricket Board said that Moin Khan returning home will not affect the preparations and plans of the team as they look to get their tournament back on track.
Pakistan Cricket Board chief Shaharyar Khan said: “His return will not make a difference to the team’s performance as he was not part of the official World Cup squad.
“We probed the matter and Moin admitted he went to a casino in Christchurch but said he had gone there with friends to have dinner. We have told him he should return until we further probe the matter.
“Manager Naved Cheema will now chair the tour selection committee with captain Misbah-ul-Haq and head coach Waqar Younis.”